|A fresh Quarter Pounder (photo provided)|
The fast-food chain today announced it will cease using frozen beef patties -- well, for its Quarter Pounders. Everything else will stay as is. And, it will take a while just to make that one change.
The announcement explained that sometime in 2018 employees will begin cooking Quarter Pounders to order and use fresh beef, a change from its 40-year practice. However, the change will not be effective at McDonald's restaurants in Alaska, Hawaii and in airports.
To make this momentous decision, the chain actually spent a year testing fresh beef Quarter Pounders at more than 400 restaurants in Dallas and Tulsa before deciding to expand the practice.
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